2011 Lexus CT 200h review By Kelsey Mays

Americans love hybrid hatchbacks, but mostly for the hybrid part; overall, we're still lukewarm on traditional hatchbacks. Lexus added a third ingredient — budget luxury — to create the CT 200h. With a starting price just over $29,000, it's the least expensive Lexus in nearly two decades, and it shows.

The 2011 CT 200h feels at times like a cut-rate Lexus, but its combination of fuel efficiency and handling should win the brand some much-needed younger buyers.

The front-wheel-drive CT's styling is the closest yet to Lexus' LF-Gh concept, and it comes in base and Premium trims, which you can compare here. We evaluated a CT 200h Premium.

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Trunk features
Cargo hooks Cargo hooks are provided for securing loose items. Grocery bag hooks Luggage mat Pull the lever upwards when lifting the luggage mat up. The lever can be hooked on the edge ...

Armrest
Pull the armrest down for use. NOTICE: To prevent damage to the armrest Do not place too much strain on the armrest. ...

Pre-Collision System
When the radar sensor detects an unavoidable frontal collision, safety systems such as the brakes and seat belts are automatically engaged in an attempt to lessen vehicle damage. Pre-collision se ...